Assess talent fit before you commit.

Progressive Hire is our take on temp-to-perm that allows you to evaluate skills, work style, and performance over a 90-day assessment period before extending an offer.

Benefits of Progressive Hire

  • Quickly bring on a new hire so they can start making an impact right away.
  • Evaluate your new hire’s skills, work style, and contributions before making a long-term commitment.
  • Avoid the costs and risk of a hire that doesn’t work out.

Here’s how we work together.

Define the role

We work with you to understand your position and the skills you require, so we can identify the perfect match.

Recruit and vet

We identify talent for your unique needs and vet them through video interviews, portfolio reviews, and skills assessments. We present the top 3-5 candidates to you.

Interview and hire

You interview candidates and select your new hire. Then, we onboard your talent as our employee for the 90-day assessment period.

Assess fit on the job

We check in with you and your talent regularly to understand how things are going, review performance against milestones, and identify any needs for further support.

Make a decision

We work with you and your talent to assess performance and to determine if you want to make a long-term commitment and convert to a permanent placement.


Why partner with Aquent?

Perfect fit talent

With expert Agents and proprietary recruiting tools, we find the right talent for your needs from our global talent network.

Exceptional talent care

We take care of your new talent until you’re ready to commit, providing efficient onboarding, weekly pay, fast eligibility for industry-leading benefits, free skills training, frequent check-ins, and ongoing support.

110% guarantee

If you’re not fully satisfied with your Aquent talent, we provide a refund—plus an extra 10%. That’s how sure we are of our people and our process.

Our work is bigger than us.

Case Study


Southern Company may be 75 years old, but it’s just as Millennial as Millennials.

Client Success

Aquent has digitally transformed this energy company, its 10 subsidiaries, and its relationship with 9 million customers. Talent with fresh skill sets created a bill pay portal, mobile apps, and new revenue streams with an online marketplace of energy saving appliances and accessories.

Case Study


We may be in a retail apocalypse, but it’s also Sephora’s golden age.

Client Success

Sephora is the #1 specialty beauty brand with over 2,500 stores in 32 countries. A constant, curated stream of talent from Aquent helps it deliver omnichannel experiences to digitally-immersed consumers. Now, online sales outpace in-store sales.

Case Study


Synchrony Financial credits us for helping build out their in-house agency.

Client Success

Synchrony Financial replaced external agencies with a more reliable, cost effective in-house studio using Aquent talent (art directors, copywriters, project managers, proofreaders, video editors, and marketers).

Case Study


It’s easy to find SiriusXM in cars now. But without us, good luck finding UX and CX.

Client Success

Aquent helped build SiriusXM’s auto experience team, redefining streaming UX with mobile-first CX. That kind of talent is very hard to find — but not for us. Aquent offers even contract talent high-end benefits, so we attract the best. SiriusXM eventually hired half our freelance team full-time.

Case Study


We helped oilfield services giant Schlumberger find a precious resource, their talent.

Client Success

With a mandate to include UX from day zero on all tech projects, Schlumberger turned to Aquent to hire UX researchers, UX designers, design thinkers, and tech writers to help create more effective project scoping, development, and tracking.